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with california attorney general pamela harris came back from a couple days on a bus tour in iowa and ohio about the ground game. here's what she had to say. >> obama campaign has been about the ground game. on the ground when you walk into these offices talk to people standing in line to vote you meet the hero and the angel walking among us. they are there without any expectation of 0celebrity. they are there because they really are trawl patriots. that's what makes me have the energy that i do. i meet these folks and they are, they believe in our country. they believe that their vote matters and 0to vote it's most patriotic act anyone of us can did so when i see the hundreds of people standing in line to do that gives me faith in the future of our country. really does. >>reporter: as pamela harris 2 days in ohio this week. another number to throw at you. 125 million he number of door knock and phone calls not robo call but phone calls obama campaign says they made in those swing states and tonight it has paid off for them in a big way. reporting from chicago, 7 news. >> ground game so
but the message was a serious one. two days after california voters passed proposition 30 to raise tax for public education the students want to seat results. where it counts on the campuses and in the classroom. >> students pay way too much to have a public education like really ridiculous so i think we deserve as much money as we can to get back the students. >>reporter: cal state university will see a rebate of 249 dollars bit end of the month. uc students have only a modest promise that their tuition won't go up the rest of the school year. >> no tuition increases here. we would like now to have tuition increases next year but depends on the level of state funding. >> prop 30 passion is definitely good news for the uc system. brings more stability to the financial situation for this year. >>reporter: demonstrators did march out of the rain and into wheeler hall. but unlick last year dramatic occupy protest so far there have been no tent on the ground or in the air. no violent clashes with police or pepper spray. this time just a simple plea for prop 30 revenue to somehow flo
's what we know at the moment. the victim is a former california builder named gregory fall there is his picture. he filed a complaint against mcphee for firing guns and what he called rogue behavior according to the site here. they also say mcif he was arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing and possession of unlicensed weapon in april. he was building a house there where he was working on developing herbal medicine but that was a cover for using hallucinogenic drugs. mcphee talked about his april arrest in a you tube video. >> 66-year-old man who would never expect 42 armed soldiers and police to storm into his property in riot gear. never happened. sure it will never happen again. in fact i have never had an incounter with the police on any negative level. >>reporter: he left mcphee in 1994 before it was sold to intel 2 years ago for more than 7 billion dollars. since then he started this company 2010 with operation in belize. the company is trying to produce commercial all natural antibiotics. now back in april mcphee was arrested there for unlicensed drug manufacturing.
here in oakland. as it happens the california highway patrol begin patrolling the streets of oakland today. >> as of tonight, oakland is getting some much needed help to stop violence. this is the first night the highway patrol will be lending a hand there. they are expected to provide back-up at traffic is stops. they are employing more officers to the mission district. in the last few weeks four people have been shot. most have been gang related. today a supervisor david campos and grief suhr announced 12 people have been arrested and a they seized five guns since monday. they are offering job opportunities to provide an alternative to the gang lifestyle. >> meantime, police in san francisco are asking your help identifying this man. mat sunday with suspected of kicking and punching a muni station agent on october 10th. he violently turned on the a little who followed him down the stairs after the man hopped a railing and ignored warnings that he couldn't take a bike on muni. >> may ward police need your help to find this man. they say he has no history of going missing and he has
california. in the meantime, in manhattan, cheers tonight when their lights went back on. >> con edison had hoped to restore power to all of manhattan by tonight. it now looks like it will be tomorrow night so some blackouts may linger lo longer than that. across the entire region. three and a half million are still without power. statue of liberty is closed indefinitely. statue had reopened last week after a $30 million overhaul. >> we have a good samaritan story to bring you. joe ignored the risks to his own life to save a taxi driver who was stuck in the flood zone. he waded into chest high water to pump the water out of his suv. he says the driver looked like he was praying and preparing to die but he was saved and he is okay. the taxi driver is on the left and the other is on the right. >>> moving on today is the first full day of operation impact where the california highway patrol is helping them stop a surge in violent crime. much of the focus is on east oakland. laura anthony rode along with the chp. >> that truck has no license plate. >> dan hill is cruising down international bou
. california emergency management agency is encouraging us tv emergency kit stocked with things lick battery operated radio and flashlight with extra battery. 3 day supply of food and water for every member of the family and manual can opener. guidelines for stocking emergency kit and developing plan for your family in an emergency are posted on our web site. check it out when you can. good important information there. >> as we continue, water war in the central valley. >> there's enough water for everybody but not for everybody greed. >>reporter: coming up next. historic step to restoring the san joaquin river. 7 news at 9 [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for cr
for testifying in court. he will be sentenced next month. >>> california largest business group is challenging the state cap and trade program. california chamber of commerce lawsuit comes on the eve of the state first auction for carbon credit. of mark tonight with a look at why cap and trade is so very important. >>reporter: when governor schwarzenegger signed the global warming bill back in september of 2006 he set into place a system of charging companies for the amount of carbon they put in the atmosphere. in order to keep the company from fleeing to other states california air resources board adopt add plan to slowly phase in the carbon caps. company like cliff bar in emeryville are celebrating today hoping to take advantage of the by installing solar panel on the roof top. >> this provides 70% of our electricity and heat and saves us 1 grave,000 dollars annually on electric bills. >>reporter: cliff bar cancel the carbon credit it receives from the panel. to company that exceed the amount of carbon the state allows them to put into the atmosphere. >> we hear a lot of concern. >>rep
of business. it's happening in menlo park. we have a crew on the way. >>> now, to california's controversial contribution to the fight against climate change. businesses that can't meet the state's new cap on pollution can trade with those that can. the goal is to reduce global warming but the cap and trade program could translate big money to cash strapped california. nannette miranda has more from sacramento. >> reporter: in an e-mail like auction, california took bids for credits for industrial facilities like oil refineries. under the legislation, the credits from the cap and trade program allow businesses to emit a certain amount of greenhouse gases. it starts at $10 per metric ton. new approach aims to stabilize if not reduce the effects of global warming. >> we think today salmon utility al step forward for california and really a beacon of hope for the rest of the nation. >> the number of pollution credits could get more expensive as allowances become scarce. the goal is to have the same level of greenhouse gases at 2020. companies are forced to buy more credits. either way it costs
-day activity in california. who is contributing to a huge infusion of cash, into the political committee opposing governor brown's proposition 30? this is even after state campaign finance regulators revealed the major source of funding for that tax measure, designed to help the schools. nanet miranda is in sacramento with the story. >> reporter: after a legal battle that almost ended up at the u.s. supreme court, the arizona-based americans for responsible leadership finally revealed who gave them that mystery their 11 million campaign contribution. >> they disclosed, an intermediary, the largest instance of money laundering in california history. >> reporter: in a letter, the money came from americans for job security, which funneled it to yet another nonprofit, center to protect patient right, before sending it to arl, arl sent it to the small business action committee pac in california, to use against governor brown's tax measure for schools, proposition 30, to win approval for proposition 32, which aims to curtail labor unions' political power. one of the groups is tied to david and
wildfire season in most of the bay area. california department of forestry and fire protection made the call. it covers three counties and central valleys including the west side of san joaquin and stanislaus counties. so far california has been hit by a 132 wildfires. >> they are looking for a man that tried to ram an officer with a car this afternoon. police attempted to stop the man after he was suspected of attempting to break into a vehicle. he ran out of a construction site after getting out of his car. officers surrounded a building for a short time, as well. >> contracted talks resume this weekend in a labor dispute involving raley supermarket employees. they walked off the job over a disputed involving pay and benefits. raley's has said con selgsdz are necessary to keep them competitive. they offer 130 super stores and other stores in california and nevada. >> you can expect to see a huge tax increase next year if republicans and democrats don't acted together. they agree americans need tax cuts but they can't agree how to get it done. >> and the cold weather continues but
regulators have suspended j p morgan from trading electricity in california. federal energy regulatory commission says j p morgan gave false information or in some case no, sir information at all to cal independent system operator. this is very rare punishment. sixth month suspension starts in april. >> mean time research made public at hearing in san francisco today offers evidence that confidential refinery were producing gasoline at times when they claimed they weren't. look what happened to the price? this graft charts average gas price ins san francisco oakland san jose over the past 6 mont months. the big spike near the end is where they rose to record highs. 7 news reporter heather has the story. >> california energy commission says 2012 has been a record year for the number and severity of gasoline price spike. today state senator leno went searching for answers why. to ask if the state can do more to protect consumers. it is certainly not the first hearing of its kind but first time we have heard this. >> we seem to have some information from the air quality district that
drunk drivers out there on california roads. fichlt it's becoming a bigger problem than it ever had been before. >> it's been suspected for awhile but never quantified just for california until now. new office of traffic safety survey of nip city during friday and saturday night recently concluded more californians are driving unthe influence of drugs than alcoho alcohol. more than double at 14 percent. >> nearly half had marijuana. that was the drug. sometimes it was marijuana plus other drugs or marijuana plus alcoho alcohol. >>reporter: beside illegal drugs the study also found people had prescription and over the counter drugs which can impair driving. the sleep aid linked to some hige accident, ambien. >> he hit it twice pursuing him right now. >>reporter: lo level of the drug found in the bloodstream of former u.s. commerce secretary after string of collision ins southern california this summer. few week later kerry kennedy daughter of robert f crashed north of new york city with generic forum byen in her bloo blood. the report conclusion that drug driving probably happens
days and counting. on treasure island, abc 7 news. >>> california emergency management agency says this storm is a good reason to make sure that we are all ready for the rainy season or any natural hazard that may come our wait a minute all encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with items including battery operated radio and flash light lights. extra batteries. 3 day supply of food and water for everyone in the family. and manual can opener. the guidelines for stocking emergency kit and developing an emergency plan for your family post on our web site under see it on tv. of course we will continue to track this storm all night and well that the next several days but for the moment let's move on to other news. school bus driver in san jose being called a hero with good reason. after she rescued a special needs girl from a burning bus. you will see what happened to the bus. corrina has the story from the franklin mckinley school district this is a school bus designed to carry special needs children and it has literally been gutted by flames. i want you to take a look at
only symbolic. west land hallmark meat is bankrupt and shut down. >> california high speed rail project will continue as scheduled. june turned down an attempt by farmers to stop the project in the central valley. that's where the first segment is scheduled to break ground next summer. however capitol correspondent annette explains the legal fight here is still far from over. >>reporter: future of california controversial 800 mile, 68 billion dollar high speed rail project hinges on the outcome of lawsuit filed by farmer water district and other opposing interests in the central valley. that's where the first segment is scheduled to brick ground next summer. >> they are not following their own guidelines and doing this project. they are to use existing corridor. they are not. supposed to minimace impact to farm land they are not. they are to listen to the people they did not. >>reporter: plaintiffs are asking for 6 month preliminary injunction essentially halting the work so they can proof california failed to conduct thorough variabilityal reviews. if they had they say
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seat. >> a southern california woman is in custody after police say she hit a pedestrian and then drove with him on her hood for two miles. other motorists tried to stop the woman. the man died. the woman said she panicked. she is being charged for drunk driving and manslaughter. >> early morning weather is being blamed for a car crash. roads were slick and roads were heavy. cruiser slammed in the corner. the officer was injured but is expected to be okay. >> investigators admit they overlooked 200 searches on on casey anthony. anthony was acquitted of the murder of the two-year-old. this weekend the orange county sheriff's department said they only checked the search history for internet explorer. they did not check fire fox. they admitted the day the daughter died someone searched for foolproof suffocation methods on fire fox. >> they could take on same-sex marriage case. they will sift through appeals on prop 8 decision. it found the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. prop 8 supporters asked the supreme court to rule on the appeal. this friday they will decide if there is
to northern california thursday into friday and there's storm no. 3. this will bring wide spread wind and rain this coming weekend. bottom line is we are going to get significant amount of rain out of this. wednesday 5:00 a.m. storms approaching during the morning commute unfortunately is when we see the stormiest of the weather heavy rain strong winds out of the south. 50 to 60 miles an hour gust expected along the coast and over the hills so likely issue a wind watch or wind advisory as we get closer it becomes a high wind warning. see the rainfall will continue. only tapers on wednesday night for the second storm to hit us on thursday. when all said and done wednesday through sunday updated written fall total. the wettest north bay location up to 8 inches as we head into sunday. 6 inches across the heart of the bay area. 3 to 4 inches across the south pay east bay and heading out to the peninsula. tops off heading down towards the monterey bay. but with this kind of rain we are concerned so flood watch is up from wednesday through saturday. lake county the straits and sacra
.6% now and 5.6 is much better than the rest of california's unemployment rate which is 10 pin 2%. -- 10-2%. >> there is a dramatic change coming in our weather pattern and spencer is tracking it. >> that is true. we're looking at showers, cold air and snow in the sierra. i'll have a look at live doppler 7-hd in a moment. >> dan: also ahead, one bay area county prepares to shutters its fire stations. and unusual development in this woman's lawsuit against her old school. they did not settle the suit but they did issue an apology. find out why. in san jose, voters improve an increase in the minimum wage. >> dan: the moraga school district is back-pedaling tonight. a u.c. swim coach is suing the district for covering up her claims of sexual abuse several years ago by two teachers. they say her own carelessness or negligence may have played a role in what happened. she said she is outraged by the district's defense and today they issued a statement apologizing to her for any xiety or distress it caused and directed its attorney to withdraw that line of defense in the case. >>> we're back to
. >> my first thought was we are in california. i haven't seen carbon monoxide poisoning since i was medical student in chicago. >>reporter: the test showed the carbon monoxide in the patient system was abnormally high but just about the amount of a heavy smoker. then his wife said he didn't smoke. he believes the c o readings were a result of the good work by the paramedic. >> the fire department supplying oxygen to the patient so quickly and in such a high flow i think that's why the level was lower. >>reporter: after consulting with paramedic firefighters decided to go back to the hotel and test the ground for carbon monoxide. they isolated the c o in the hotel guest were evacuated. potentially bigger disaster was prevented. >> we are kind of like detectives. kind of like a real live quote episode of house or something. >>reporter: but neither doctor say they think of themselves as heroes. >> i'm just a small piece of big puzzle but glad that the diagnosis i made led to the safety of a lot of other people that potentially could have been seriously injured. >>reporter:
lines, news tonight about the threat that make those checks so critical. 4 men from southern california are under arrest charged with plot to go join al qaeda and kill americans. as pierre thomas explains the men are following a dead terrorist still so powerful he's inspiring a new wave of jiha jihadist from the grave. >>reporter: an war was the world most wanted man. public enemy no. 1. encouraging radical to attack america in the on line preaching. u.s. killed him in the drone strike in september 2011 but today we learn he's still helping to recruit terrorists from the grave. overnight the fbi announced charges against 4 california men accused of plotting to good to afghanistan to bomb and kill u.s. soldier soldiers. they were disciple of an war. extensive amount of their admiration for him and quite frankly idealizing him. >>reporter: alleged ring leader of the group was a former member of the u.s. air force. fbi claims the alleged terror cell had conducted training including going to shooting range and even bought tickets to travel to afghanistan through mexico. >> this
. >> dan: before we go any further the california emergency management agency says this kind of weather is a good reminder for all of us to make sure we are ready for any kind of natural hazard. we are encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios and flashlights. a three-day supply of food and water for every member of the family. a manual can opener. electric one won't work obviously in a power outage. and developing an emergency plan for your family are posted at abc7news.com. >>> more than six hours since two cars fell off a flatbed truck in front of oncoming traffic at highway 880 at marina and two lanes are still closed. this some in san leandro. the marina overpass is also shut down. these cars that fell onto the roadway were crushed cars on their way to be recycled and reclaimed. the highway patrol is inspecting the area. earlier it was backed up for miles and miles. >>> an animal control officer has been shot and killed near sacramento and right now police are still surrounding the gunman's house. it's happening in the town of gulf. the unarmed animal c
? but the jeep ended up getting stuck on a fence that separates the southern california desert in mexico. the smugglers abandoned the suv and ran back into mexico after the border patrol spotted them. wild. ill conceived evidently. >> one last check of the weather. spencer christian is here with the latest on this rain on this halloween night. >> a wet halloween night across the bay area. live doppler 7 hd a wide path of rain reaching through the central part of the viewing area. started in the north bay and still st. pauling over much of -- falling voter much of the bay. east cut to fairfield and concord and down south into san francisco and on to the peninsula. it is reaching south. we are getting closer to san jose and will sweep through the south bay during the overnight hours. wet conditions for the morning commute for the bay area. statewide tomorrow mainly dry conditions with a few area of spotty shower activity and showers here in fact will be tapering off after the morning hours giving way to partial clearing in the afternoon. high temperatures in the bay area tomorrow generally
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